A change order is necessary when changes to the scope of work or materials initially quoted in a contract are requested by the client or contractor. These changes may result in a decrease or increase in the initially quoted amount, and the change order form helps define these alterations.

Typical fees associated with the change may be:

  • Increase/decrease in labor brought about by any differences and any lost labor hours brought about by the change

  • Changes to material type or quantity

  • Plant material addition/subtraction or species change

  • Restocking fees brought about by change order

  • Permit fees for any re-submittal caused by plan changes

  • Time spent for re-design or product selection outside of original planning

If a change in pricing is necessary, the contractor will submit a change order form to the client for approval before any work relating to the alteration occurs. The approved amount will be added to the final billing and be subject to the payment policy.